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Stocks

YHOO Stock Still Too Speculative, Here's a Better Opportunity

The YHOO stock price is plummeting today, despite the fact that Verizon's CEO announced interest in acquiring Yahoo.

But the speculation makes YHOO stock dangerous to own, especially in a bear market.

Here's everything you need to know about CEO Marissa Mayer's company if the market continues to sell off...

Stocks

What to Do Now If You're Short Twitter Stock

Stifel Nicolaus analysts made headlines when they recently downgraded Twitter, noting that they were returning their rating to "where it should have been all along – Sell." Other analysts are piling on.

Now, you and I've been talking about this since December 2013, when I called it out as one of my three top shorts. So it's not a surprise to us.

Twitter stock has fallen by 75.49% since then, and if you've been following along, you're sitting on some great profits.

So the question for millions of investors becomes what to do now...

Trading Strategies

Four Easy Money Moves to Make Before You Celebrate Tonight

Clearly there's a lot to be gained from making great investments. But what most people don't realize is that keeping your profits can be even more important when it comes to building wealth.

That's why, on this final day of 2015, I want to talk about the smartest four moves you can make right now… to set yourself up for a really terrific 2016.

They're not the usual money advice though. You can simply pick up your favorite mainstream mag for that.

No… these four moves will not only change how you think about money but, in doing so, dramatically improve your profit potential, too.

But we'll have to move quickly...

Technology

Why You Still Shouldn't Buy GoPro Stock

Last Thursday, GoPro stock jumped 11.49% in a single session on rumors that Apple may buy the beleaguered tech darling, leading millions of investors to wonder if they should jump on the bandwagon, too.

In a word – nope. GoPro stock remains a risk you don't want or need in your portfolio ahead of a rate hike.

Here's what you want to buy instead...

Stocks

How to Profit from the Paris Talks – No Matter What Politicians Say About Climate Change

More than 30,000 diplomats have converged on Paris, France, for what is being called "one of the most important international conferences in history."

"Tackling climate change is a shared mission for mankind," said Chinese President Xi Jinping, the head of the world's largest carbon emitter. "All eyes are now on Paris."

"If we act here, if we act now," President Obama added, "if we place our short-term interests behind the air our young people will breathe… then we won't be too late for them."

"Here in Paris," French President Hollande declared, "we will decide on the very future of the planet."

Perhaps I'm too skeptical for my own good, but that's very similar to what world leaders said in 1997 just before the Kyoto Accords. And those have proven to be little more than lip service.

Even if 100% of the Kyoto requirements are followed by 100% of the 192 countries that signed them, they will deliver less than 0.02° Celsius in cooling by 2050 despite costing hundreds of billions of dollars.

Is that worth it?

I have no idea – I'm not a scientific expert.

But I do know beyond any shadow of a doubt that trillions of dollars are going to get set in motion no matter what happens in La Ville Lumière.

Here's what that means for your money and how you can cash in...

Trading Strategies

The Most Powerful Argument You'll Ever See for Staying in the Stock Market

Investors pulled almost $40 billion from stock markets last quarter alone, according to Morningstar. That's nearly 50% of everything taken out for all of 2015.

But here's the thing… no matter how grim the global situation is or even becomes, indiscriminately selling is exactly what you don't want to do.

It's one of the worst possible decisions any investor can make and, ultimately, one that will cost investors billions in lost profits.

Today we're going to talk about why and, because this is not a simple subject, I'm going to prove it to you, too.

Stocks

Retail Stocks Are Dead – Here's What to Buy Instead

Millions of investors believe they need to invest in retail stocks because they're a mirror for the consumer-driven economy we live in. Thatusedto be true, but no more.

One sector has completely derailed the premise. This shift could be like backing Wal-Mart before it roared to 600% gains.

Here's what you need to know...

The Fed

What the Fed Taper Means for Markets and Your Money

I didn't think it would happen, but Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke up and did "it" a few minutes ago.

He announced the "Fed taper" – the Fed will cut its bond buying by $10 billion a month (to $75 billion) beginning in January.

I think there are a few points to consider about Bernanke's move. I want talk briefly about those, and then highlight what this news of a Fed taper means for your money.

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Tech Investing

Best Investments 2014: Put Money in Tech Today

Today (Monday), Stuart Varney of FOX Business' "Varney & Co." asked Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald if technology made his "Best Investments 2014" list.

Fitz-Gerald's answer: Absolutely.

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U.S. Economy

Don't Fall for This New Old Trick

Kmart has joined a long and "distinguished" list of retail chains who offer a rent-to-own program.

It's a sign of the times… Only, rather than being a sign of economic recovery, it's a sign of retail desperation.

Ostensibly, these programs are intended to benefit cash-strapped consumers who couldn't otherwise afford to buy big-ticket items. In reality, the program turns consumer goods like a $300 television into a $415 purchase, according to Bloomberg.

Talk about "the vig" …The imputed interest rate is more than 100%, annually.

It's absolutely appalling, and it ranks right up there with the exploitive subprime lending practices that lead to the financial crisis.

And we're not falling for it...